The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines Project Management by first explaining what a project is, i.e. a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result. A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. The development of software for an improved business process, the construction of a building or bridge, the relief effort after a natural disaster, the expansion of sales into a new geographic market — all are projects.
Project management, then, is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organisations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.
The CAPM certification:
An example of an entry-level project management certification you can gain through this course.
This bundle contains 2 entry-level foundation courses in project management, and 1 entry-level certification course in project management. It is ideal for anyone looking to gain entry into the project management field. The majority of certifications and skills gained on this course can be applied across all industries.
What’s in the bundle?
This bundle contains 3 separate courses; the first 2 of which are skills based only, but do offer a certificate of completion upon passing the assessments within the course. The third course leads to a fully recognised entry-level project management certification known as the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management).
By enrolling onto this course, you will get access to ALL 3 of the following courses:
- Introduction to Project Management
- Project Management Skills for Non-Project Managers
- PMI Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
How much can I potentially earn with a CAPM?
See what the UK and US national average salary is for people with the CAPM:
U.K. Average Salary*
U.S. Average Salary^
|PMI-CAPM||Entry-level||£75,000 p.a.||$70,000 p.a.|
*As at Jan 2017. Source: ITjobswatch.co.uk
^As at Jan 2017. Source: PayScale.com
What career paths are available to me through this course?
- Assistant Project Manager
- Project Team Leader
- Project Co-ordinator
- Workstream Lead
How is each course taught?
All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks. There are also mock tests to prepare you for your final certification exam.
How long will it take me to complete each course?
As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. Courses 1-2 on the list are around 10 hours each. The CAPM is around 30 hours. You will have 6 months to complete this course
Are there exams involved and how much do they cost?
After completing the CAPM, you have the option to get certified. In order to do this, you must first sit an official exam. Before doing this however, you must have registered for your examination with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and received your Authorization to Test (ATT) letter prior to scheduling your testing appointment at a Prometric Testing Center. We can provide you with complete guidance on this process.
We do not cover the cost of exam fees. This is something you will have to cover yourself. We have provided a guide to give you an idea of the costs involved. A more accurate price can be obtained by clicking on the link:
Where to take
Link for updated prices
|PMI-CAPM||Test Centre||U.K. £205 approx
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a PC. While most of the lessons work on MACs, we recommend you use a PC for the best performance. Certain parts of the course may not display properly on older MACs. Once you’ve logged into your course, you may be prompted to down certain free plugins such as Java. Just follow the on-screen prompts.